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My Favorite Things of 2014

It is hard to believe that 2014 is just about over! I decided to share some of my favorite things that I have discovered throughout the year! I have been loving all of these things over the past few months, and I think you will too!


The ESV Single Column Journaling Bible  has been one of my favorite things this year. I love the wide lined margins that have space to write and record what God is teaching me, and what I am learning as I study. I get so many questions about this Bible. I love this brown leather version with the strap.

Women of the Word was one of my favorite books of 2014. I love Jen’s writing, and we have very similar methods for studying God’s Word. If you are a beginner at Bible Study, or if you have been studying God’s Word for years, you will learn something in this book. It is so good, I read it in a day, and I think I need to read it again at the start of the new year.

Before this year I had heard of Elyse Fitzpatrick, but I had never read any of her books. That soon changed when I read Because He Loves Me. This became one of my all time favorite books after I read it this year. It is just so good. This book is just saturated in the gospel, and is a sweet reminder that we are accepted by God not because of the good things we do, but because of who He is.

Pretty Journals always make my quiet time so much better. My favorite is this Botanicals Notebook Collection from Rifle Paper Co. Could they be any prettier?

The CD Love Displayed from the Liberty University Campus Band has been on repeat in our car literally since Easter when we got it as a gift from my sister Kendra, who is a student at Liberty University. These songs helped us so much to focus on the Lord after we lost Sophia, and it is Stella’s favorite!

The Purity Facial Cleanser has been my go to cleanser for awhile, it is gentle and never makes me break out. Especially with pregnancy skin, it has been amazing!

I use the Purity Cleanser with my Clarisonic Mia 2. I know this product gets a lot of hype, but in my book this is a product worth the hype. It gets my skin feeling so clean and soft. I definitely notice a difference when I use it.

I received the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette as a Christmas gift from my Mom last year, and it is amazing. It is a fabulous go to palette for basically any look I ever want. It is super wearable and the shadows are the creamiest I own….and I own a lot.

I was still loving my white Ektorp furniture from Ikea this year…I love the fresh clean look and the slipcovers are so easy to wash. You can have a white couch, even with kids!

I have always loved home decor, but since we bought our first home this year I have been a little bit obsessed. I have been reading home blogs like crazy, but I am in love with The Nesting Place by Myquillyan Smith. It is the perfect combination of home decor and inspiration on how things don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

What have been some of your favorite things over the past year?

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